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May 3, 2012
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Market Trends
Expansion on tap for Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
The Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company is building a 30,000-square-foot factory in its hometown of St. Louis. The factory, which is expected to open later this year and will offer tours, "will serve as our new company headquarters, candy kitchen and distribution center for our retail and gourmet wholesale division," founder and CEO Dan Abel said. CandyIndustry.com (5/2)
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Strategies can boost convenience store chocolate sales
NCA spokesperson Jenn Ellek said "the numbers are really, really up" for chocolate sales, and convenience stores can increase both sales and revenue through strategies such as maintaining a clear sight-line between the drinks cooler and candy displays. Larry Wilson, NCA vice president for customer relations, recommends that stores stock a mix of well-known national brands as well as new and regional offerings. Convenience Store Decisions (5/2)
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Other News
Diet & Health
Turmeric might aid in diabetes management, research finds
Combining curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, with black pepper and onion skin showed efficacy in regulating body weight, blood glucose and cholesterol in rats, a study in ISRN Pharmacology revealed. Researchers said the combination might trigger a biochemical mechanism that prevents glucose uptake in the small intestine. The Daily Mail (London) (5/1)
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Association News
NCA Journal Live launched
Stay up-to-date on the latest from NCA and the confectionery industry with the brand-new NCA Journal Live, featuring regular news stories and videos. Contact Susan Whiteside.
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Link to published nutrition research
NCA funded two studies published last year, one about candy consumption and adults and the other about candy consumption and children. We ask that you consider linking to these studies on your company page. Contact Alison Bodor.
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Science & Technology
Spartech debuts sustainable, resealable packaging
Spartech is using new technology to create 1-Seal, a packaging solution it is touting as durable, sustainable and resealable. The packages are capped and sealed in a single step, creating a lid that is airtight and watertight so an additional film or foil seal is not needed. Food Business Review (5/2)
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Regulatory Update
Industry groups protest delay of food-safety bill
About a half-dozen industry groups expressed frustration that a proposed food-safety bill is stalled at the Office of Management and Budget. "Until this new package of safeguards is put into place, all the promise of the new food-safety law will not be met," said Erik Olson, director of food programs at the Pew Health Group, which co-wrote a letter to the Obama administration. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/2)
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International
Maltesers tickles memory with ad montage
A new campaign marking the 75th anniversary of Mars brand Maltesers includes a montage of favorite television ads throughout the years. The chocolate-covered malt balls were first marketed to women watching their weight. The Irish Times (Dublin) (5/3)
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-- Ralph Waldo Emerson,
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